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Q&A Making a Will with Tricia Longmore

We ask Tricia Longmore, solicitor in the firm's Private Client team,
'What are your top 3 tips for those who are considering making a Will?'

1)            Get it done.

Creating a Will is one of those things we often intend to do but just don’t get round to it. Large & Gibson can make it an easy, straightforward process, you will be looked after throughout and get that amazingly satisfying feeling when you are finally able to tick it off of the to do list

2)            Use a professional.

The end document, your Will, is often not a very complicated document in itself but there is often a lot of work and consideration involved in getting there! What you Will must do is reflect your wishes and circumstances. Without detailed knowledge of the law, awareness of inheritance disputes, inheritance tax and allowances, trust law and a detailed discussion about your wishes, your family situation and your circumstances, you might not have a document that reflects your situation.

There are many Will writing companies, add on services and home Will writing kits out there and these may satisfy some people however, just as you are more likely to take your car to a mechanic than read the manual yourself or have a relation have a go at fixing it, so too should you see a professional about writing your Will.

3)            This is your Will, think about what you want and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Quite a few clients come in to meet us and tell us about a Will that they think they should make, according to someone else or based only on current circumstances. Sometimes, when we review the ‘what if’s and the ‘why’s, the client discovers that the Will they thought they wanted is not the one which they go on to instruct us to draft.  If you have a basic idea of what you want, we will talk you through the various options of carrying out those wishes in a way that suits you.

 

If you are considering making a Will please contact us today and arrange an appointment to speak to one of our specialist Will lawyers.

 

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